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Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday evening book club discusses “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave.

Friday, June 29, 1 p.m., movie matinee, 2012 award winning silent movie.

Saturday, June 30, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., movie matinee, 2012 award winning silent movie.

Wednesday, July 4, closed.

Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m., mystery book group discusses “Indulgence in Death” by J.D. Robb.

Tuesday, July, 10, 7 p.m., executive board meeting in the library conference room.


Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m., library executive board meeting.

Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., summer reading kick-off party.

Wednesday, June 13, 2 p.m., musical slumber party themed performance with the Groove Club.

Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m., coupon club.

Tuesday, June 19, 6 p.m., Stitch and Chat.


I checked to see if there was a full moon on Wednesday. Given the jaw-dropping displays that occurred in government settings across the North Boroughs, I was sure the moon was exerting some major influence.

Nope. No full moon. Not even a new moon, or even a quarter moon. The moon could not be responsible.

There must be something in the water.


Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Monday, Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Story Time, Stories and a craft about “Money.” Tuesday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m., Library Executive Board meeting.

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Babies and Books, for ages 0 - 24 months, with a caregiver.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 4:30 p.m., Drawing Club, ages 10 and up or younger if with an adult.

Thursday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m., Writers Group, for teens and adults.


After successfully completing a 90-day probationary period, Bellevue director of administrative services Ron Borczyk has been awarded the job on a permanent basis.

Council held a short executive session during Tuesday’s pre-council meeting, then returned to chambers to unanimously approve a motion hiring Borczyk, who began work in late June. Council member Frank Camello was absent.

During his report at the meeting, the DAS told council that the borough had been approved for a low-interest AIM loan of $45,000 to fund repairs to Bayne Library.


Ohio Township has been named a 2013 “Banner Community” by the Allegheny League of Municipalities.

"The Banner Community Program recognizes municipalities that implement best practices in all aspects of their operations and that govern in an inclusive, collaborative manner," said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, who is chairman of the ALOM. "These are cities, boroughs and townships that understand fiscal accountability, customer service and civic responsibility."


The Bellevue Council meeting came to a screeching -- literally -- halt not long after it started Tuesday evening, with a recess called as a final effort to stop yet another tirade by the borough’s mayor.

The incident started calmly enough when Mayor George Doscher asked why he had not been informed in advance of an executive session held by council last Monday to discuss a personnel matter.

Executive sessions are meetings from which the public is excluded, held to discuss only a handful of subjects as defined by state law, among them litigation and personnel matters.


Bellevue’s former director of administrative services will be getting a nice check from the borough, representing salary for sick days he had accrued while working for Bellevue for two and a half years.

Following an executive session at Tuesday’s pre-council meeting, council voted to pay former DAS Doug Sample more than $5,700 as required by his contract with the borough.

Sample accepted a position as manager of Ross Township in January.


Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Saturday, July 7, 2 p.m., mystery book group discusses “Indulgence in Death” by J.D. Robb.

Tuesday, July, 10, 7 p.m., executive board meeting in the library conference room.


Even while government mandates and grant funding opportunities are encouraging neighboring municipalities to identify cooperative projects, the North Boroughs continues to be challenged by legislative boundaries that piecemeal the cohesive area.


Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

Tuesday, March 6, 12 p.m., Sahaja meditation.

Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., family story time.

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Library Executive Board meeting.

Wednesday, March 7, 10:30 a.m., baby lap sit.

Thursday, March 8, 3:30-5 p.m., after school activities club, ages 10- 12.

Thursday, March 8, 5:45-7:45 p.m., computer class.

Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m., coupon club, swap coupons, review ads, share money saving tips.

Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m., preschool story time.


Upcoming events at Avalon Public Library include:

An after-school activities club for ages 10-12 meets on Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., in the library.

The Avalon Public Library executive board will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m. in the conference room.


Alma Fleming Alma Eleanor Oestreicher Fleming, 97, of Wadsworth, OH, formerly of Kilbuck Township and wife of the late James D. Fleming, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Livingston and her husband Paul; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three nephews; and a niece. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Nellie Oestreicher; and her brother, Charles Oestreicher and his wife Helene. Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side, until the time of services on Friday. Burial was in Rosedale Cemetery.

John Koch Jr.


Rita Collins Rita S. Collins, wife of the late Michael J. Collins, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. Mrs. Collins was a member of Catholic War Veterans Ladies Auxiliary Post #1365.


The subject of absenteeism among board members was discussed at the Avonworth School Board’s work session on Monday, where board member David Oberdick pointed a finger at fellow board member Jeff Schmid.

Oberdick stated that he "wanted the minutes to reflect and the public to know" his concern that the board had a "non-functioning" member "who was not discharging his duties to this board."

Oberdick said that Schmid had now missed five meetings in a row, as well as 2 executive sessions and 3 work sessions. Oberdick stated that Schmid had been similarly absent in previous years.


A unanimous vote by Emsworth Council Wednesday evening put an end to a firestorm -- literally, in some residents’ opinions -- that erupted one week before when the Avonworth Community Park executive board approved a lease that would allow drilling beneath park property for natural gas, part of the lucrative Marcellus Shale reservoir.



Our editor permitting, I would like to share with The Citizen readers a telephone conversation I had with Aaron Stubna regarding retraction of the section of the pro-liquor advertisement in The Citizen, Feb. 4, 2011, pertaining to Allegheny County. I reiterated this conversation to councilman Mark Helbling, Bellevue’s assistant administrative services director Katie Hale, and Allegheny County’s Allegheny Together department director, Lance Chimka.


The Avonworth School Board meeting Monday was interrupted so that an executive session could be held to discuss the athletic director position.

When the meeting resumed 25 minutes later, Timothy Giel was unanimously approved as athletic director.


Less than a year after taking over the position, Avonworth athletic director Chet Fuhrman has resigned.

The Avonworth School Board voted unanimously at its April 5 work session to accept Fuhrman’s resignation. The vote came after a one-hour executive session held during the meeting.

Board member Peter McKay was absent.


An Emsworth official has been named to a committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).

Council member Paul Getz said at council's regular meeting on Feb. 10 that he had been named to the executive board of PSAB’s western region.

Getz said in a later interview that he will be working directly with officials in other municipalities in the region and taking any issues they may have back to the executive board.

Getz said that he was nominated for the position by a council member from Baden.


Bellevue’s chances of approving a 2010 budget by the end of the year went up in smoke last Friday night when a scheduled public hearing never got off the ground.

Although five members of council were in the room at 6 p.m., when the budget hearing was supposed to start, two refused to participate because they said the borough administration had failed to comply with Bellevue’s home rule charter in terms of the pre-hearing mandated advertising.


Northgate personnel The Northgate School Board made two personnel decisions at its regular meeting on Monday.

The board ratified the hiring of Brittany Armstrong as a part-time special education teacher assistant.

Brandon Hogle was hired as a full-time secondary social studies teacher at the middle/high school. He replaces Kevin McKiernan, who accepted a position as assistant principal in the West Allegheny School District.

Board member David Natale was absent.

ACORD appointment


With five council seats to be filled, the Nov. 3 general election is an important one for Bellevue. There are contests to be decided in each of the borough's three wards.

First Ward

Voters will choose two representatives from among four candidates running for council in the first ward. Incumbents Jane Braunlich (Democrat) and Kathleen Coder (Republican) are joined on their respective ballots by newcomers Susan Schafer and David Piet.


Settlement reached Emsworth officials have approved a settlement for payment of back taxes by the owner of a Grant Avenue property.

Council members went into executive session at their July 8 meeting to consult with solicitor Michael Marmo about the matter, which involved a bankruptcy and court action.

The borough will receive $6,400 as part of the settlement, Marmo said.

Liquor license Emsworth Council gave final approval July 8 to the transfer of an additional liquor license into the borough.